Tenneco Automotive has changed its name to Tenneco, saying that the new name better represents the expanding number of markets the company serves through its commercial and specialty vehicle businesses.

Its core businesses remain supplying ride control, emission control and elastomer products to automotive original equipment and aftermarket customers worldwide.

"Branding our company as Tenneco shows the same dedication to customers in adjacent markets as we have for our long-standing and highly valued automotive customers," said chairman, CEO and president Mark Frissora.